Current Affairs Quiz 27th September 2018

Q1. The Supreme Court on September 26, 2018 upheld most of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act by 4:1 Majority. Which judge ruled against the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar?

(a) Justice DY Chandrachud

(b) Justice AM Khanwilkar

(c) Justice AK Sikri

(d) Justice Ashok Bhushan

(e) None of these

Q2.Which state topped the ‘Ease of Living Index’ rankings launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?

(a) Kerala

(b) Telangana

(c) Andhra Pradesh

(d) Rajasthan

(e) Uttar Pradesh

Q3.Who is the newly appointed chairman of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL)?

(a) V Gopi Suresh Kumar

(b) Anil Kumar Chaudhary

(c) PK Rath

(d) Saraswati

(e) None of these

Q4.Which Indian personality has been appointed goodwill ambassador for Nepal tourism?

(a) Jaya Prada

(b) Aksay Kumar

(c) Naseeruddin Shah

(d) Raveena Tandon

(e) None of these

Q5.Which nation’s Supreme Court allowed live streaming of court proceedings on September 26, 2018?

(a) United States of America

(b) India

(c) Pakistan

(d) Canada

(e) None of these

Q6.The Haryana government has decided to institute an award after which Indian-origin astronaut?

(a) Kalpana Chawla

(b) Sunita Williams

(c) Rakesh Sharma

(d) Ravish Malhotra

(e) None of these

Q7.Which of the following countries have recently celebrated the 100 years of Battle of Haifa?

(a) India & Israel

(b) Israel & UAE

(c) India & Afghanista

(d) Pakistan & Iran

(e) None of these

Q8. Who won the FIFA Player of the Year Award 2018?

(a) Lionel Messi

(b) Luka Modric

(c) Cristiano Ronaldo

(d) Mohamed Salah

(e) None of these

Q9.Which European country will organise ‘Gandhi March’ on 2 October to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?

(a) Netherlands

(b) South Africa

(c) Germany

(d) France

(e) None of these

Q10.Which Ministry recently launched the web portal for MSME banking credit space?

(a) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

(b) Ministry of Home Affairs

(c) Ministry of Finance

(d) All of the above

(e) None of these



Exp.The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on September 26, 2018 upheld most of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act by 4:1 Majority. Of the five-judges, Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.K. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, Ashok Bhushan validated the provisions of the Aadhaar with few changes, while Justice D.Y. Chandrachud held that the entire Aadhar project is unconstitutional.


Exp.Andhra Pradesh has topped the charts among States in terms of “Ease of Living Index” rankings launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).  It was followed by Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.


Exp.Anil Kumar Chaudhary has been appointed the new chairman of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) till his superannuation in December 2020. He succeeded


Exp.The Government of Nepal has appointed former Member of Parliament and renowned Indian actress Jaya Prada as Goodwill Ambassador for tourism and cultur


Exp.The Supreme Court of India has allowed live streaming and video recording of court proceedings across the country. The top court stated that live streaming of court proceedings will bring accountability and transparency into the judicial system and serve the public interest.


Exp.The Haryana government on September 26, 2018 decided to institute Kalpana Chawla Haryana Solar Award, named after the India-born US astronaut, to encourage the participation of scientists in solar sector.


Exp.India has recently celebrated the 100 years of Battle of Haifa with a grand function in New Delhi on September 23, 2018. It is being commemorated in Israel, Delhi and Jaipur. On this day, in 1918, the Indian soldiers from the Mysore, Hyderabad and Jodhpur Lancers liberated the strategically important city of Haifa, known for its deep water bay in the eastern Mediterranean. The sacrifice made by the Indian soldiers is honoured and memorialized in 7 cemeteries across Israel, from Jerusalem to Haifa. Close to 900 Indian soldiers are buried in these cemeteries, which act as an immortal testimonial for their heroism. The Indian Army commemorates September 23 every year as Haifa Day to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments “Mysore and Jodhpur Lancers” that helped liberate the city following a dashing cavalry action by the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade.


Exp.Luka Modric was awarded as FIFA’s Best Player of the Year 2018, ending Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination on football’s individual awards. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for the first time.


Exp.India will organise ‘Gandhi March’ from the iconic Peace Palace at the Hague to Grote Kerk to launch the two-year long celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. According to a statement issued by the Indian Embassy in Hague, the ‘Gandhi March’ will see participation of people of all nationalities and around 20 ambassadors of different countries.  


Exp.The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley on September 25, 2018 launched web portal, a transformative initiative in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) credit space. The web portal will enable in principle approval for MSME loans up to Rs 1 crore within 59 minutes.

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